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A Religious Taboo

Dan107 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:51 AM
If Obama and Biden made a film about them dancing on the grave of bin Laden during the DNC national convention, shouldn't they be arrested and thrown in jail for causing the attack on Benghazi that occurred on the first anniversary of 9-11 after bin Laden's death?

Can we at least agree that reports of al-Qaeda’s death have been greatly exaggerated? You’ll recall that Peter Bergen, a director at the New America Foundation and the national-security analyst for CNN, began pronouncing AQ dead last summer. At the Aspen Institute, he even gave a speech titled “Time to Declare Victory: Al Qaeda Is Defeated.” He defended this thesis repeatedly, including in a debate with me on Wolf Blitzer’s show on CNN.

President Obama has not gone quite that far. Prior to the election, in stump speeches round the country, he said al-Qaeda had been “decimated.” And even...